Pakistan women cricket team’s fast bowler Diana Baig has set a target for herself – to improve her batting skills ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021.
Diana, who hails from Pakistan’s remote Gilgit-Baltistan area, did contribute with the bat during team’s three match ODI series against South Africa but sayshe wants to do more.
“I don’t know if you can call me an all-rounder or not, but I want to contribute with the bat as well, I want to improve my batting skills before the Women’s World Cup,” Baig aimed.
“Your batting usually gets exposed in the 50-over competition. So, it will be good if I can score some runs at the lower order to support my team. We have women’s world cup qualifier coming and then other events as well so I want to prepare myself for any role that the team needs from me,” she said.
The fast bowler also took 9 wickets in the three-match series to become Pakistan’s top wicket-taker.
“I knew that conditions here would be supportive for fast bowlers and if you bowl on the right areas, you’re going to be successful. That’s what I did – bowled in the right areas, kept controlled on my line and length and I got wickets,” said Diana who has 32 wicket to her credit in 25 ODIs, at an average of 27.78.
Replying to a question, Diana said that she doesn’t follow any cricketer in particular and does not intend to follow any specific person.—APP